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Hooking up with Net phones

The Baby Bells are facing increasing competition from cable companies, ISPs and other phone service wannabes.

The Baby Bells may still be the big kids on the block, but they're facing increasing competition from cable companies, ISPs and other phone service wannabes.

EarthLink's 2 percent solution

Company to test Wi-Fi cell phones and a high-speed Internet package that includes unlimited local telephone service.
April 29, 2005

Comcast dials in more phone markets

Accelerating its rollout, the cable giant prepares to push into Chicago, Boston and other cities in the next few weeks.
April 28, 2005

Psst! Want Internet phone service?

The next generation of Tupperware and Avon is here, as people sell Internet-based phone service to their friends and neighbors.
April 28, 2005

Anyone can become a Net phone provider these days, but how many can actually survive?
April 27, 2005

Biggest Bell to hand 911 access to VoIP operators

In another sign of detente, Verizon plans to open its 911 emergency calling infrastructure to providers of Net-based phoning.
April 26, 2005

Cisco to pick up Net phone gear maker

Purchase of Sipura Technology should let Cisco add more VoIP features to Linksys home networking products.
April 26, 2005

Mexico telephone operator under VoIP fire

Telmex accused of unfair practices, including blocking Web sites that VoIP operators use to register new customers.
April 25, 2005

Vonage, SBC in talks over 911 help

Despite initial discord between the two sides, negotiations are under way, a potential breakthrough for VoIP providers.
April 25, 2005